Vincent van Gogh painted Landscape with Snow in 1888. The painting is inspired by the change in landscape van Gogh saw after moving from Paris to Arles, France.
The desire to work in a warmer climate motivated van Gogh's move from Paris to Arles. Upon his arrival in February, he was surprised to find the region blanketed in snow. Despite the damp cold, he set up his easel outdoors to paint the exquisite landscape, notable for the pale lilac hue of the mountains.